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'Top Gear': Chris Evans' New Co-Hosts 'Revealed As Unknowns Sabine Schmitz And Chris Harris'

23/12/2015 11:15 GMT | Updated 23/12/2015 11:59 GMT

After months of deliberation, it looks like Chris Evans has finally chosen his new co-hosts for the revamped ‘Top Gear’ - but you’d be forgiven for having never heard of them.

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The Radio 2 DJ has plumped for two unknown names to join him on the BBC motoring show, when it returns next year.

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Chris Evans with The Stig

According to The Sun, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz and motoring journalist Chris Harris will line up with Chris, replacing the old trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The trio will also be joined by ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard.

Sabine did previously appear on ‘Top Gear’ in 2004 though, alongside Jeremy at Germany’s Nurburgring, while Chris Harris is known for his writing in various motoring magazines, and he has also fronted a YouTube series about cars.

Previous names rumoured for the job included Zoe Ball, Suzi Perry, Jodie Kidd, Dermot O’Leary and Jenson Button.

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David Coulthard will also join the show

The news comes just 24 hours after it was revealed that the show has been left in chaos by the departure of the executive producer,who was hand-picked by Chris Evans.

Lisa Clark walked away from the programme less than five months after being hired to lead the relaunch, and her exit is being seen as a huge blow for the new series.

She replaced previous executive producer Andy Wilman, who jumped ship to join his old school friend Jeremy Clarkson on his much-hyped rival motoring show for Amazon Prime.

Confirming her departure, Lisa Clark said: “After an extremely busy five months I am moving on from Top Gear to new projects which I will be announcing in the new year. I’d like to wish production all the very best with the show.”

The rebooted ‘Top Gear’ is set to launch on Sunday 8 May 2016.

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